Use Lasers to Mark Floor Lines for Party Games

Use Lasers to Mark Floor Lines for Party Games

Taryn Williford
Mar 23, 2011

Darts? Fun. Beer pong? Funner. But you know what's not-so-fun? Having to stick tape to your beautiful floors to mark throw lines during your party. Go high-tech instead and try using lasers to mark your throw lines. One Instructables user tried a high-tech hack, but we have a way to make this a whole lot simpler—and it's not going to cost us a cent!

If you're planning a party to show off your new space, the last thing you want to do is mark up the floors with throw lines for your party games. Instead, take a cue from Instructables user stevemoseley.

He attached a small laser module, fitted with a line-shaped lens, to the inside of his dart board cabinet. It stays mostly out of sight, but when the lights are turned on inside the cabinet, it projects a red line onto the floor that tells people where to throw darts from.

He mentions in his How-To instructions that his children are older now and the laser is mounted so it doesn't shine in anyone's eyes. But if you want something a little more temporary for your next party, try our idea:

We've already got this Black and Decker laser level in our tool box at home. So the next time we need a regulation throw line for a game of darts or our too-short beer pong table, we'll just plop it down onto the floor (out of the way, along a wall) to project a laser throw line without tape or paint.

What do you think?

via Instructables

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